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    Apprenticeships: A Good Deal for America’s Workforce
    Last week’s election results will soon usher in a divided Congress in Washington. While we can no doubt anticipate lively policy debate in the foreseeable future, one issue where there is bipartisan agreement – both within Congress and the administration – is the need for successful workforce development programs. It is essential that we equip our workforce with the proper skills to qualify for the [...]
    Public Policy Tags: Workforce
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    Winning the Global Race for Talent
    As of today, employers seeking to sponsor an H-1B employee for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 can begin filing petitions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If history is any indication, USCIS will shortly announce that the agency received enough petitions for new hires to meet the 65,000-annual statutory cap, as well as the additional 20,000 visas that are allocated for foreign professionals [...]
    Public Policy Tags: Workforce, Immigration
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    Preparing Our Workers for the Jobs of Tomorrow Starts Today
    In today’s digital economy, technology has touched nearly every aspect of our daily lives, and the workplace is certainly no exception. Through the innovation of ITI member companies, businesses are transforming the way they conduct operations, deliver cutting-edge products and services to their consumers, and navigate the marketplace. As our workplaces evolve and adapt to these new technologies, so [...]
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    Apprentice Today, High-Skilled Employee Tomorrow
    The tech industry is behind many of the innovations that rapidly transform cities into smart cities, drastically improve diagnostic capabilities of doctors, and powerfully combat climate issues while making us more environmentally friendly. But to truly realize the societal and economic benefits these emerging technologies can offer, we must have a skilled workforce that enables the United States to [...]
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    H1-B Visas: American Innovation Hinges on a Chance for the Best and Brightest
    Earlier today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the agency has received enough H-1B petitions to meet the total statutory cap of 85,000 visas allotted under law for fiscal year (FY) 2018. This marks the fifth consecutive year in which the visa cap was reached within days of USCIS accepting petitions for the upcoming year, demonstrating both the necessity and limitations [...]
    Public Policy Tags: Immigration
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    Reminder We Still Need High Skilled Immigration Reform
    H-1B visas allow companies to hire highly skilled immigrants who are a valuable part of the U.S. economy and yesterday, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the agency reached its congressionally mandated H-1B visa cap of 65,000 for fiscal year 2017, as well as more than the 20,000 H-1B petition limit the agency can allocate under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. This news came [...]
    Public Policy Tags: Immigration
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    Dear Congress: The American Economy Depends on High Skilled Immigrants
    Today the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, will hold a hearing on high-skilled immigration. This hearing is being held at a time when the tone on immigration reform is being driven by presidential candidates after years of Washington “kicking the can” on fixing our broken immigration system so that it works to grow our economy. ITI has long advocated [...]
    Public Policy Tags: Workforce, Immigration
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    Ensuring STEM in ESEA Reauthorization is a Path for Success
    As the House and Senate move to conference to reconcile differences and align their respective bills reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), ITI – along with five other five tech trade associations – sent a joint letter to congressional committee leaders expressing our gratitude for their efforts to advance the measure. As they work to conclude the reauthorization, we emphasized [...]
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    The Congressional Millennials and Innovation
    In today’s political climate, many consider Congress to be dysfunctional, hampered by gridlock, and increasingly out of touch.  Few would associate the body with the terms “pragmatic” or “forward-looking.”   Yet, two out of the only six millennials currently serving in Congress, Representatives Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Aaron Schock, R-Ill., have teamed up to combat this perception.  Last week, [...]
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